Sammy & Ian’s Modern Romantic London Wedding

November 16, 2010

Sammy & Ian went for a quirky, modern and London theme for their Soho wedding. Being a costume designer, the bride made her own dress based on the late 50’s early 60’s silhouette of tight and knee length, with a bit of Vivienne  Westwood influence. “It was made from red silk Dupion, and the corset was white duchess satin with red silk ribbon stripes sewn on top,” she explained. 

Sammy also designed Ian’s unusual and fabulous suit which was made out of venetian wool and was based on a 1960’s design.

The couple hired a red London bus to take their guests from Marylebone town hall, where their ceremony took place, through London to Century on Shaftesbury Avenue for their casual and fun reception. They didn’t want a sit down traditional meal and so instead had barbecue style finger food. They drank raspberry champagne cocktails and pink punch.

Huge thanks to Sammy & Ian and their photographer Matt for sharing this awesome wedding with us today

Photography Credit: Matt Parry Photography
Ceremony Venue: Marylebone town hall
Reception Venue: Century, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Bride’s Dress: Designed by the Bride and created by Sten Vollumer
Bride’s Shrug: Danny Tang
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Jewellery: Vintage
Bride’s Hair Piece:  Barnett Lawson London
Groom’s Suit: Designed by the Bride and created by Sten Vollumer
Cake: Peggy’s Cupcakes
Flowers: Relax London
Rings: Wright and Teague
Bus: Sullivan Buses


  1. Carina

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks Kat – this looks great! We had an amazing day, as did our family and friends! Thanks to all our talented supporting cast and of course Lisa for capturing the whole day perfectly! Cx

  2. Wow these photos are lovely indeed – Carina and Chris it was an amazing day, I was very proud to see my lovely ‘old’ friend getting hitched to the adorable Chris! 🙂 So glad to be there with you. Well done on making it so you! xxx We all had a brilliant time!

  3. allie

    the dress and shoes are absolutely perfect in my mind. having tiny heart palpitations just looking at this bride. perfection

  4. A truly ‘Vintage Style Wedding’ capturing the essence of vintage…congratulations to you both not only on your wedding but also on your attention to detail…I am so pleased you loved the cupcakes and wedding cake.


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